Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 10 : 1 January 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
Editors: B. Mallikarjun, Ph.D.
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A Mathematical Treatment of Feministic Literature for
the Prediction of Social Trends

Kartik Sharma and Sandeep Panda


The paper mainly aims at presenting an analysis of feminism and the effect of feministic literature on the society by game theoretic model and Fuzzy control systems for different periods in history.

The inferences drawn from the paper extol some groundbreaking ideas which could help in the development of a feministic society in time to come. The game theoretic models for all the periods predict that the Nash equilibrium lies in both the players, viz., Male Chauvinists and Feminists staying with their dominant strategy of not changing.

This motivates us to believe that literature can provide that external effort to move the equilibrium to one where the whole society is feministic in its outlook.

No Single Feminist Belief System

Skeptics sometimes make the mistake of 'battling a straw man', by attributing to one feminist the beliefs of another. There is no single feminist belief system. In a 1986 Congressional exit poll conducted by ABC News, 57 percent of women who'd voted described themselves as "feminist", apparently in the generic sense. They weren't organized around any particular leader, nor buying into any particular ideological platform. Individual feminists tend to pick and choose among available ideas.

Women's Movement and Feminist Movement

The "feminist movement" these days is synonymous with the larger women's' movement, which is primarily a leaderless demographic movement into the workplace, and a pervasive cultural shift brought about by greater economic independence. Feminism originally meant "pro woman". Today it has come to mean a commitment to achieving equality. Feminist writings can be anything written from a woman's perspective, or anything written from a nonsexist perspective by women or men.

Thus, in spite of all the discussions about the feminist idea, there is no single feminist idea. However, feminism is affected by some common generic factors and pursues certain common ends. So even though the idea itself is an abstract one, its underlying factors can be understood to have a certain degree of objectivity. This objectivity allows us to quantify this concept to allow certain mathematical treatment.

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Linguistic Purism and Language Planning in a Multilingual Context | The Problems of Teaching/Learning Tenses | Language and Literature: An Exposition - Papers Presented in Karunya University International Seminar | Similes in Meghduta - The Absolute Craftsmanship in Language | Culture of the Tamil Society as Portrayed in Ponniyin Selvan | Deconstructing Human Society: An Appreciation of Amitav Ghosh's Sea Of Poppies | Enabling Students to Interpret Literary Texts Independently by Enhancing their Vocabulary | Coping with the Problems of Mixed Ability Students | Displaced Diasporic Identities - A Case Study of Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz | English Language Teaching in Developing Countries Error Analysis and Remedial Teaching Methods - An Overview | Diaspora Literature - A Hybrid or a Hybridized Product? | Anita Desai's Journey To Ithaca - A Manifestation of Vedantic Knowledge | A Study on the Physiological, Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives of Different Selves in a Self with Special Reference to Yann Martel's SELF | Conveniences and Complexities of Computer-Aided Language Learning | The Danger Lurking Within: The African American Woman in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye | Practices and Paradigms of Using Multimedia and Language Laboratory for Teaching Communication Skills to Technical Students | English: A Blessing in Disguise - A Study of Chinua Achebe's Technique of Hybridization | Language Teaching - The Present Day Challenges | Is Literature a Viable Medium for ESL Acquisition? | The Lord of The Rings : Galadriel, The Light Of Middle-Earth | Teaching Reading - A Challenge in Itself | The Silent Way | Translator as Reader: Phenomenology and Text Reception - An Investigation of Indulekha | The Dysfunctional Women in Mary Gordon'sThe Other Side | Utopia and Dystopia, Conflict Between Two Extremes - An Appraisal of Anita Desai's Cry, The Peacock | Reading 'god' Backwards | The Comic Vision in the Stories and Sketches of R.K.Narayan | My Responses to The English Teacher | 'Fall from Grace into Grief': Putting into Perspective the Outrages of Terrorism in Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown | Style and Language in M. G. Vassanji's The Assassin's Song | Affirmation of Life in Lloyd C. Douglas' Magnificent Obsession | Effectiveness of Group Investigation Model and Simulation Model in Teaching English | A Mathematical Treatment of Feministic Literature for the Prediction of Social Trends | Multiple Intelligences and Second Language Learning | Amitav Ghosh's The Circle Of Reason - A Study of Diaspora | The Role of Multimedia in Teaching Writing in English | A PRINT VERSION OF ALL THE PAPERS OF JANUARY 2010 ISSUE IN BOOK FORMAT | HOME PAGE of January 2010 Issue | HOME PAGE | CONTACT EDITOR

Kartik Sharma
F-40, Govind Bhawan
B.Tech Production and Industrial Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology
Roorkee 247667
Uttarakhand, India

Sandeep Panda
F-41, Govind Bhawan
B.Tech Production and Industrial Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology
Roorkee 247667
Uttarakhand, India

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